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A

BRIEF HISTORY

OF

JAWS, PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES AND REPORTS,

WITH

FACTS AND ARGUMENTS,

RELATING TO THE

CHRISTIAN SABBATH.

BY

HARMON KINGSBURY.

" If thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall
die in his iniquity; but his blood I require at thy hand."--EZE. XXXIII. .
“The profanation of the Sabbath is an offence against God and Religion.”—

BLACKSTONE.

NEW YORK:

ROBERT CARTER, No. 58 CANAL STREET.

1840.

Andover

The net avails of this work are devoted to the cause of the Sabbath.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1840, by

ROBERT CARTER, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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8. W. BENEDICT, PRINTER, 128 FULTON STREET.

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PREFACE.

The following pages contain a brief history of laws, petitions, remonstrances, and reports, and some of the published articles of the author, relating to the desecration and sanctification of the CHRISTIAN SABBATH.

The occasions on which his own essays appeared were various. Sometimes the object was to meet particular objections, urged by others; sometimes to awaken the church to her responsibilities in this matter; sometimes to warn of danger; at others to record a fact, to recommend a plan, or to awaken sympathy in the great cause.

As the articles were not written for a book, but for particular emergencies, they will be found often more practical than argumentative. The great design was to unfold the means of restoring the Sabbath to its pristine purity, and to incite to vigorous efforts to accomplish speedily this very desirable object—to excite the friends of Sabbath reform to correct, systematic, cordial, united, and persevering action; and, as far as possible, by presenting facts and arguments, to harmonize their views in regard to the time and manner of observing the day of Rest.

When the reader remembers that the matter was prepared on different occasions, at different times, and in different places, he will not be surprised to find the same shade of thought occurring more than once.

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